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Monitor calibration

View Poll Results: Is your monitor calibrated?
Yes, I put a lot of effort/money into it 78 31.97%
Yes, kind of...I use Adobe Gamma or something similar 127 52.05%
No, I should, but I've never bothered 28 11.48%
You can calibrate monitors? 11 4.51%
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:16 AM
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Yep, Gamma adjusts the contrast via altering the video output (same way it adjusts the color).
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Old 06-11-2005, 09:50 AM
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What?! I have to do this regularly?
Now I have an excuse why my prints are bad. "It's not me, it's the monitor!"

I've also calibrated it at the worst time when sunlight is filtering in the room.

Thanks. Great tips from this thread.
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:45 PM
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Alternative to Adobe Gamma

Just to say that Nvidia now comes with monitor calibration, its as good as Adobe Gamma but I've found it much easier to use. I.e. it takes up the whole screen while using it (unlike Adobe's 1" square).

To get to it see the screen shot

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Old 06-27-2005, 04:00 AM
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Just to say that Nvidia now comes with monitor calibration, its as good as Adobe Gamma but I've found it much easier to use. I.e. it takes up the whole screen while using it (unlike Adobe's 1" square).

To get to it see the screen shot

Thol
I tried nvidia's own just a couple of days ago but found it produced a profile that was incredibly dark - went back to Adobe Gamma after that.
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:33 PM
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Monaco/Optix

I have had good results with the Optix on our crt monitors. When used on our LCD monitor, results where marginal. Our lab was a exhibiting vendor at a seminar co-sponsored by fuji film. The photographer who was the speaker stated that there are level 1 and level 2 LCD monitors. Level 2 where easier to calibrate. His site for those who are interested is www.shootsmarter.com. He has a couple of tutorials on monitor calibration.
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:16 PM
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Greetings folks! newcomer here..

A new "Graphics artist" I used to just do photo edits / cropping just now started to use photoshop's to "create"

I calibrate the monitor once. I didnt know you have to do it more often. I would understand. Cause calibrating for graphics messes up the gamma for the games (hay! how did those get in there?) and video.
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Old 09-05-2005, 04:27 AM
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I initially bought a colorvision spyder and ended up selling it on Ebay.

I recently picked up a Gretag McBeth Eye One 2 from B&H Photo and found it quite easy to use.

I run two monitors but only calibrate my main monitor which is where I do all of the colour critical work. The images on my screen are now pretty close to what comes out on the Fuji Fronteir system at my prolab.
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Old 10-03-2005, 07:46 AM
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love my eye one 3

We use Gregtag Mcbeth Eye One 3 at our studio and at home. Very easy to use and it reminds you every couple of weeks or how often you want to set it to. Just added the Epson R1800 at home, gave my Epson 1280 to my daughter in law. I have no problem with Epson. We use the 7600 at the studio I work for. Wonderful printers.
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Old 10-03-2005, 09:20 AM
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psp 10 comes with a monitor calibration chart and some brief instructions.

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Old 11-19-2005, 11:05 PM
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I just bought Spyder2Pro, and supposedly, I should be able to calibrate my LCD notebook monitor.

I have been very frustrated when scanning pictures, since the colors on my screen are way too 'blue'. I plan on scanning hundreds (maybe thousands) of pictures (not all mine) in the future, so I would like to do it right the first time.

When I get my monitor calibrated, I will post the results.

Bernie
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